Health Articles — Cardiovascular disease

Discover the Key to Transforming Your Health and Reversing Metabolic Inflammation

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Discover the Key to Transforming Your Health and Reversing Metabolic Inflammation Are you ready to transform your health and achieve the success you've been longing for? I'm here to guide you through the journey and help you reach your goals. Hi, I'm Melissa Callaghan, a Bachelor qualified Naturopath and Nutritionist specialising in reducing metabolic inflammation that leads to heart disease and diabetes as well as improving gut health, mental health, and balancing hormones. At my clinic, Pinnacle Naturopathy, we have helped numerous patients overcome their health challenges and regain control of their lives. Today, I want to share with you...

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Pre Diabetes and Insulin resistance - Carbs vs Fats

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  ____________________________________________________________________________   Have you been told that you are on the path to diabetes or maybe that you already are pre diabetic? Have you also been told that you just need to change your food or you'll end up on medication? You've tried but nothing you do is sustainable and you end up putting all of the weight you lost back on again.  This is because you still need to get to the root cause of diabetes.  Most people will tell you that insulin resistance is the root cause of diabetes and they are partly correct but insulin isn't...

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Metabolic Syndrome - High Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, Insulin Resistance, Central Adiposity

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Metabolic Syndrome When the word 'syndrome' is used, it is discussing a collection of conditions that are connected. Metabolic syndrome also known as syndrome x is a collection of risk factors that increase your chances of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.  This syndrome dates back to 1966 but became widely recognised in 1988 when Gerald Reaven gave a lecture on it at the American Diabetes Association national meeting.  When you are experiencing symptoms from three out of the following five risk factors then the chances are high that you have metabolic syndrome, however even if you only have one then...

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Chronic Fatigue effecting health and energy

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  ____________________________________________________________________________ Chronic Fatigue - Unrelenting Exhaustion Chronic Fatigue is a symptom of an underlying condition.  Some possible conditions connected to fatigue include Cortisol (stress hormone) dysregulation Glandular fever Thyroid disorder (blood test may be in range but not optimal) Glucose dysregulation (Insulin resistance, pre diabetes, diabetes) Cortisol dysregulation: The adrenal glands sit just above the kidneys and they produce a variety of hormones as part of the stress response system.  The stress response system is known as the HPA axis. It is called this because it involves the Hypothalamus, the Pituitary gland, and the Adrenal glands. The hypothalamus is constantly...

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Diabetes and Heart Health

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Diabetic Heart Disease – Heart disease that develops in people with diabetes and pre-diabetes. When it comes to diabetes, there is an increased risk of heart disease by about four times. That is an increased risk for heart attacks, strokes, and high blood pressure. When diabetes is present: - There is an increased risk of heart disease even without symptoms such as high cholesterol- There are additional causes of heart disease- Heart disease events will occur at an earlier age Diabetes effects some substances found in the blood and changes their chemical makeup and then this leads to a narrowing...

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